Found December 11, 2011 on The Other Paper:
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Two costly mistakes by Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber in the final minutes gave the Denver Broncos another come-from-behind win for the seventh time in eight weeks. 

Call it a Mile High Miracle or a testimony to Tim Tebow's grit, but this improbable 13-10 victory seemed like it had higher power— or at least some unbelievable luck.

After leading 10-7 with under two minutes to play, the Bears Barber inexplicably ran out of bounds to stop the clock—giving the Broncos an additional 35 seconds of play when the Broncos got the ball back.


Tebow drove his team to the Bears 42 yard line where Prader kicked the game tying 59 field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation.

In overtime, the Bears won the toss and were moving the ball at will until, on a play where it looked like Barber (the anti-Tebow) was going to break free for a long gain or score, the running back fumbled in field goal range with 12:46 left in OT.  Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil picked up the loose ball and it was Tebow time once again.

The Broncos QB did just enough to get his team to the Bears 34 yard line and close enough for Prader to split the uprights in the thin Colorado air.

After the 51-yard field goal by Broncos kicker Matt Prader with 8:40 left in overtime gave Denver the win, Tebow pointed to the skies and thanked "my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ... and my teammates" in an interview.

For three quarters, Tebow was as accurate as a sightless sniper.  He completed  3-of-16 passes in the first three quarters, as has been his m.o. throughout his 7-1 streak as a starter.

But once again, Tebow came alive in the fourth quarter.  He went 15 of 20 for 163 yards in the final 15 minutes.  He finished the game 21-40 for 236 yards with a TD and an INT with a few dropped passes but nary a spiral in the bunch. 

Again, he did enough to get the win and put the Broncos two full games ahead of the second place Oakland Raiders—who were sliced and diced by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers—in the AFC West.

The Denver Broncos may not be the most polished team in the NFL, but with the soft-speaking Tebow strong-willing his team to fourth quarter comebacks, they are a fun group to watch and Tebow Time is something to cheer for.

"I believe we're a team that keeps the faith and keeps believing in each other," Tebow said.  "And that's special."
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